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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

Photo of Building at 316 N. Main St.

Dublin Core

Title

Photo of Building at 316 N. Main St.

Subject

Buildings
N. Main St.
Decatur, IL.
Macon County, IL.
Photo File: Buildings

Description

Photograph of building at 316 N. Main St., believed to be taken about 1889, was found in the personal effects of Byron Askins, who died in 1949. The picture is of the building at 316 N. Main street and a part of the Library Block. The house at the left was owned by Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Howenstine. The library block was finished in 1889 and it is believed that this picture was made as furnishings were being put into one of the buildings. The upper floors of the building were occupied by the Decatur Business college, later known as Browns Business College. The library block was nearly destroyed by fire in 1892, but was rebuilt with a few months. The name Library block was taken because the Decatur Public Library was located near the corner of the block which extends on around on E. William street. Information from clippings. Photo ran March 15, 1950.

Creator

Bryon Askins

Source

Photo File: Buildings

Publisher

Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

1889

Contributor

Byron Askins
Herald and Review

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BD98

Coverage

Buildings, Library Block, N. Main St., Decatur, IL., Macon County, IL. Photo File: Buildings.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

2.5 x 3.5"

Files

BD98-Decatur_Business_College_building001.jpg

Citation

Bryon Askins, “Photo of Building at 316 N. Main St.,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed October 24, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2535.